In the aftermath of the tragic acts of mass violence in Aurora, Colo. and Newtown, Conn., America went in search for answers. Why did these things happen, and what could be done to prevent them from happening again? Sadly, anti-gun groups have used these tragedies to advance their political agenda, ignoring the fact that the […]
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The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section has informed NSSF that NICS would remain fully operational and maintain normal business hours in the event of a government shutdown on Tuesday.
NSSF will Continue Focus on FixNICS as Our Industry’s Contribution Our nation’s mental health care system is broken. We have known this for many years. Inadequate community and hospital resources were made even more so by state spending cuts necessitated by the Great Recession, as the National Alliance on Mental Illness documented in a 2011 report. State, […]
In their never-ending effort to restrict law-abiding Americans’ access to firearms, the anti-gun establishment will do just about anything. In recent weeks they have shown a willingness to use a tragedy to score political points and misrepresent their true aims to gain supporters. One of the anti-gun lobby’s leading arguments is that fewer guns equals less violence. This seems […]
After months of high-tension politics, Colorado voters yesterday voted to recall two state senators who earlier this year led the push to enact strict gun-control legislation against the will of their constituents. Confident anti-gun activists billed the vote as a referendum on the nation’s appetite for further curbs on gun rights. The gun control zealots […]
The National Shooting Sports Foundation today issued the following statement after the successful recall elections on Tuesday of State Senate President John Morse and State Sen. Angela Giron: When legislators fail to represent the beliefs of their constituents, it is up to the voters to fire them. And this is exactly what happened Tuesday in […]
If Lead Ammo is Ultimately Outlawed in California, Are We to Believe that the Humane Society of the U.S. Will Suddenly Support Hunting?
The recent opinion piece in the San Diego Union Tribune, “Lead poisoning a threat to wildlife” by the head of a national animal rights organization was the latest ploy in a propaganda campaign forged by those seeking to end hunting and fishing in the United States. In this piece, Wayne Pacelle of the anti-hunting Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) conveniently omits […]
If nothing else, anti-gun politicians are diligent recyclers. Last week, Chicagoland Congressman Danny Davis (D-Ill.) and Representative Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced legislation, H.R. 3018, to levy an additional nationwide tax of 20 percent on firearms and 50 percent on Ammunition. The bill, given the misleading title of Gun Violence Prevention and Safe Communities Act of […]
Over the past decade, we’ve distributed more than 36 million firearm safety kits to law enforcement agencies through Project ChildSafe. Our efforts help prevent firearm accidents and keep guns out of the wrong hands. Yet due to lack of funding, today we’re only able to provide for 30 percent of the 1,000 safety kit requests […]
Last week, in what was actually one of the calmer and more civil discussions that crusading CNN talk show host Piers Morgan has had in the past year on the gun control issue, he tossed out as fact a completely erroneous statement that the state of Virginia in 2009 had experienced the highest death rate […]